Growing Regions

Jute and Allied Fibres (JAF) are produced in many countries. India, Bangladesh, China, Thailand, Myanmar & Nepal are the major producing countries. Together they produce about 95% of the global production of JAF. India and Bangladesh produce mostly jute, China produces mostly kenaf while Thailand produces kenaf and roselle.

In Nepal, Jute is grown in about 11000 ha in Tarai belt of Eastern part of Nepal. In Thailand JAF are cultivated in about 20,000 ha. In India Jute and Kenaf are grown in about 1,000,000 hectares. Most of the production comes from the States of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh & Tripura. 

Bangladesh grows mainly jute, only about 10% kenaf and roselle in 500,000 hectares. China grows mainly kenaf and only about 10% jute in about 56,000 hectares. In Indonesia JAF are grown in 10,000-20,000 hectares.

Area and yield of jute and allied fibre production in major producing countries.
 

Country

Area 
(2011/2012)
(’000 ha)

Yield
(2011/2012)
(Ton/ha)

Bangladesh

620.2

2.13

China

19.0

3.68

India

790.0

2.51

Myanmar

8.2

0.46

Nepal

10.6

1.42

Thailand

1.4

0.93

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